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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Croatian

New Home in Serene Village-Vineyards Views-Central To All Attractions-Highway

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + convertible bed, 2 bathrooms, (Sleeps 6-8)

Located in the quaint village of Zemunik Gornji, our family home is perfectly situated for those looking for a peaceful retreat with easy access to Zadar City Centre, Dalmatia's famous beaches, islands and quick routes to the mountain of Velebit and surrounding coast.

Our home is ideal for families or groups: 130m2, an open concept with large windows and a high cathedral ceiling with exposed beams throughout, give the house a bright and airy feel. A large, new and fully equipped Italian-design kitchen opens out to a 13m x 3m front porch for dinning outdoors. The living space is large and open with a comfortable L-shaped sofa that pulls out into a bed to accomodate additional guests.

The master bedroom with queen-size bed has an ensuite bathroom with a spacious shower for two. The two bedrooms each have two single beds, which can be easily combined for couples if desired. The bright main bathroom is fully equipped with a shower and laundry facilities. There is plenty of closet space providing comfort for extended stays.

Parking is available for up to 4 cars if needed. Around the corner are basketball, soccer and bocce courts for community use. Children will never be bored as the village is a perfect place to frolick. The house looks out onto olive groves and vineyards with panoramic views of the countryside. It is great for those wanting the peaceful and removed experience of rural life (surrounded by the sounds of roosters and turkeys that come with it!), while remaining so close to the beautiful beaches and attractions the coast has to offer.

Located 5km from Zadar Airport just off of the International Expressway, it is less than 15km from the ancient city of Zadar offering dining, museums, theatre and architectural highlights, old and new, such as the spectacular Sea Organs and Greeting to the Sun. Zadar has a vibrant cafe culture and nightlife and is a main port for ferry departures to surrounding islands, such as the famous islands of the National Park Kornati.

About Zadar:

For beach bums and those who wish to fully enjoy the remarkably clean and warm Adriatic Sea, our home is only 8km from Sukosan beach with Zaton beach and the therapeutic mud beach of Nin nearby.

The Dalmatian Riviera is renowned for its beauty and offers sailing, diving, kiteboarding or whatever water sport the adventurous traveller might desire. The island of Pag and its pristine beach, Zrce, are home to a wakeboard park, nightclubs and world-renowned summer music festivals.

For hiking and climbing enthusiasts, our home is roughly 30km from the mountain of Velebit and Paklenica National Park. It is less than an hour to the waterfalls of Slapovi Krke and touring the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Plitvice Lakes.

Have any questions? I am happy to help you plan excursions and provide any information to make your stay as easy, comfortable and memorable as possible.

Croatia is truly a treasure and we welcome you to our home!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nicole (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Croatian

About Nicole

Dobro Dosli! My name is Nicole. I am Canadian-born while also a Croatian citizen, lucky to have lived a part of my life on the Mediterranean. I am therefore very familiar with the area, having travelled the region myself as a tourist as well as having lived there as a resident. I was employed in the hospitality industry for years and recently completed studies in Earth Science & Environmental Management. I am passionate about design and a traveller myself. I am so happy with how our new home has come together I wish to share it with fellow global citizens, as I feel it really offers an authentic experience of Croatia.

Why Nicole chose Zadar

Our property on the Dalmatian coast has been in my family for generations. It is where my father grew up and where my grandmother still resides, although it has changed significantly over the years. This new house was completed in 2008, built by the hands of the community with local materials of high quality. It stands in place of a centuries old home, devastatingly destroyed in the war. A part of the old house still remains as a small apartment separating our house from an adjoined home built by close relatives next door. Aside from my grandmother who lives in the small apartment and tends to the grounds and her chickens, both properties are vacant throughout most of the year. While family may vacation here occasionally, it is a shame that this beautiful home is often empty, therefore, our wish for visitors to come and enjoy a little piece of our paradise ...


based on 6 traveler reviews

New Home in Serene Village-Vineyards Views-Central To All Attractions-Highway
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Two families with children

  • 4 of 5

Nicole was a good host, and her house is in a quiet and beautiful place. The house is very nice and its much better than the pictures could tell. Will come back if there's the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jos, Thank you for your comments and feedback, greatly appreciated. Would like to have you back ! Best Regards, Nicole
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Exellent home in the countrside

  • 5 of 5

First of all: we ( a family of 3) enjoyed our stay very much... The house was like in the description and the pictures of it are true. Everything was clean. It is well equipped from linen and towels to kitchen devices. The kitchen has almost everything you might have at home and need for a vacation. The beds are comfortable and spacious; there are enough hangers in every wardrobe. The washing machine works well.

The surrounding is quiet. Now and then a car passes by. And that's about it. The very old grandmother of the family lives right beside the house you rent. Sometimes family members come to visit and help her; she cares for the chicken and turkeys that live on the ground there (they are not loud and did not disturbe us). For us it was totally ok and we tried our best to talk with hands and feet (a German expression) to everyone. The house is near an interstate and the airport but you are not disturbed in the peace and quiet. You have easy access to go to Zadar and other places real quick.

The communication with the owner was first rate from the beginning (payment, description etc.). In Croatia there is a young woman ( a relative) called Ana who speaks exellent English to help you with everything.- We enjoyed very much talking to you, Ana.- She provides the key and meets you there.

We would recommend the house to friends; just be sure you don't mind driving 15-30 minutes to the beach or to town (Zadar, which is a beatiful city). One definitly needs a car. But if you enjoy a quiet surrounding, a morning coffee on the patio watching the swallows in the sky then this is the place for you.

During the last years we spent all of our summer vacations in rental homes (Spain, France etc.) but this house was definitely the best.

-If you are going to visit Krka and Plitvice lakes: better go there in the afternoon; we went in the morning and had to wait over an hour for tickets. When we left each place in the afternoon there were no lines at the ticket booths. They don't close before 7 during peak season.

We liked the beaches of Nin (sand), Petrcane and Sukosan for swimming and snorkeling. We enjoyed the old town of Sibenik and Zadar itself, of course.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thilo/Sandra, Thank you for your honest review, we are grateful. Our family in Zemunik enjoyed having you as our guests - and Spiro (dog) will definitely miss his special treats. Wishing you all the best! Love to have you back! Nicole/Carol and Viduka Family (Zemunik)
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Very nice country home

  • 5 of 5

This home is very nice and well kept. It's location is great for coming in or leaving from Zadar airport and for day trips to Zadar, Plitvice and other places. Hosts are super nice and responsive.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dawn, It was a pleasure having you and your family , both for us and our family in Zemunik. We, Thank you for your feedback and hope you have wonderful memories of Croatia.
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  • 5 of 5

Perfecta ubicación para visitar con coche gran parte de la Dalmacia Croata. A pocos minutos de la autopista principal y de la preciosa ciudad de Zadar.

Ambiente rural muy tranquilo entre animales domésticos. El apartamento, construido recientemente, es estupendo, fresco, muy amplio, limpio y con todas las comodidades para 6 personas. Diseño actural y amueblado con muy buen criterio, tiene techos altos, tres habitaciones,dos servicios y una hermosa terraza con barbacoa donde pasar las tardes.

La relación calidad-precio es realmente buena.

La atención, tanto de la propietaria como de su familia, es extremadamente amable, atenta y solícita a cualquier idea, sugerencia, problema o recomendación.

Durante una semana nos hemos sentido muy cómodos y bien atendidos y hemos podido descansar de las jornadas de visitas a los parques naturales, ciudades e islas de Croacia (muy recomendables y posiblemente más en primavera o septiembre).

The best attention. A perfect apartment in a good place for visit Croacia.

Thanks to Nicola, Ana and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You - Joaquin! It was a pleasure interacting with you. We are happy that you enjoyed your vacation in our home with your family and have wonderful memories of Croatia. Glad that you felt a warm welcome from our family that are there to assist you. Love to have you back! Best Regards, Nicole,Carol & Family
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belle maison et accueil irréprochable

  • 5 of 5

Grande maison très spacieuse, récente, propre et équipée avec des meubles de qualité.La literie est confortable. Maison dans un coin très calme, loin des grands axes routiers. Il faut demander aux propriétaires de préparer un repas local : c'est excellent, copieux, fait avec des produits locaux, et cela vaut un bon restaurant. Il manque un lave vaisselle et une bouilloire électrique, mais nous n'étions que 4, et ce n'était pas gênant. Une petite surprise à l'arrivée : se retrouver au milieu des poules et coqs. Mais ces animaux restent dans un coin, et cela n'est pas dérangeant. Nous avons passé un très bon séjour malgré une météo mitigée, et avons eu un accueil très chaleureux, amical des propriétaires : de bons conseils et toujours une volonté de rendre notre séjour toujours plus agréable. Nous garderons un excellent souvenir de notre séjour à Zemunik.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David, for your honesty and your suggestions we greatly appreciate your feedback- this helps us to make improvements for our future guests. It was a pleasure having you and your family as our guests. Love to have you back! Carol, Nicole & Ana and her team in Zemunik
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holidays in the countryside far from stress

  • 5 of 5

We (that means 2 families with entirely 7 persons) spent our first holiday week this summer (2013) in Dalmatia in this vacation home.

The building is brandnew (we were the first lodgers), in every respect generous und fitted out very well. A large terrace with a solid barbecue made of stone is a guarantuee for lovely evenings including sunset and a starry night ...

The house is situated far off from all tourism in the small village of Zemunik Donji about 10 km east of Zadar on a gentle slope directed to Zadar and the sea.

The ownerfamily is hard to top in hospitality and will help you in any concerns. They are living near by und you can contact them every time - for all cases.

The motorway (A1) is only a few minutes away (without noise-pollution), so a quick connection to north or south is always given. In the village itself there is a small market to guarantuee the basic supply. Around Zadar (about 10 minutes to go) you'll find a large number of shoppingcenters and supermarkets.

For staying on the seaside (especially with children) we recommend to visit the beach of Nin. It's a sandy beach and perfect for a day at the sea ...

From our home we did all our excursions, for example to the Plitvice lakes (!!), to the national park of Paklenica (!!), to the old town of Zadar (!!), to Nin, to Pag and so on ...

The vacation house is definetly recommended for 1 to 2 families (with children), who wants to spend their holidays not only at the beach. It's centrally situated and therefore ideal for enterprises of all kind (hiking, sightseeing, but also beach ...).

At this point I have to say it again: The hospitality and the helpfulness of the family Viduka was sensationally. We thank so much for a wonderful week in wonderful Dalmatia and are sure, that all next lodgers will agree to our experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris & Family - our very 1st lodgers/guests! Best Wishes. Grateful for your feedback and input. Warm Regards, Nicole & Family
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Zadar International Airport, Zemunik
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Zemunik Donji
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Zadar Ferry, Jadrolinija
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
A1 International Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: recommended

village location central - easy highway

access to visit attractions -city of Zadar, town of Nin,nearby beaches, Krka, Plitvice and Paklenica Park, Pag Island ect.


Rates & Availability

Zadar House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High season
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
low season
Sep 1 2016 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

* RATES ARE NEGOTIABLE and dependant on season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Zadar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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